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not be so significant is the fact they're making it is significant. russia has a very critical port along the syrian course along the mediterranean the port of tartuse. russia is trying very hard to keep tear influence inside syria and may be trying to play both sides of the coin here. they want to keep assad so they have influence with him and to hedge their bet to gain as much influence with the syrian rebels so if the rebels win they get to keep the port which is their only naval port outside the russian federation. going forward this turned into a little bit of a proxy war. a number about weapons the rebels are getting especially coming from outside powers. obviously president assad has been resupplied by iran and russia. rebels being supplied by saudi arabia, qatar and also turkey so that both side here have little interest in a peace deal. more interestingly both sides, the saudis and the iranians, have an interest in trying to see this go on as long as possible and an interest seeing their side win inside syria. they're willing, more than happy in fact, to supply money and weapons
. more than 10,000 employees at the ports of los angeles and long beach are refusing to return to work. a similar situation back in 2002 cost the city an estimated one billion dollars a day and took supply chain more than six months to recover, affecting nearly everybody. there is concern this strike may have even greater impact considering the fragile state of the economy in our country. adam housley is live at the port in long beach. adam, what is the latest there? >> reporter: jenna both sides are actually meeting at the table right now as we speak, the mayor of los angeles, other political forces are here as well trying to push both sides forward to find a settlement if at all possible. 800 workers, clerical workers walked off the job here. because of that 10,000 longshoremen won't cross. we talked to both sides. clerical workers say they're upset for a number of reasons. their main contention once they retire their shock jobs are shipped overseas. they don't want the jobs outsourced. they walked out on the lines here. >> we are making progress but i will tell you we are committed
it happened and what the coast guard is doing to get it safely back to port. uma: we are following some disturbing developments out of iran. the country's navy is reportedly test firing a range of weapons including torpedoes and missiles near the strategic strait of hormuz, a vital passageway for 1/5 of the world's oil supplies. joining us to the discuss the possible ramifications, aaron david miller, a former advisor to six secretaries of state and vice president of the woodrow wilson center. great to have you here today. >> great to be here, uma. uma: how concerned are you by the recent actions of by iran regarding this test firing going on by the straits of hormuz? >> happy new year, and by the way this is really the mullahs way of extending a happy new year to the administration as well. these are aer is series of six-day integrated exercises to demonstrate and show that the iranians can take care of their own business and defend their coastline and if necessary, if necessary, put up an offensive deterrent capacity in the event they're struck by the united states and israel. i think
-born oil and gas magnate, was last seen driving his motor boat through port everglades florida. sips then there is family battle over his $100 million fortune. >>> a brand new study finds decline in obesity rates among young children from low income families. centers for disease control saying it is a sign the obesity epidemic might soon be under control. harris: an eye-popping scene in southern california. a sinkhole swallowing a city bus. a water main break caused major flooding in oceanside and tore apart the road. the driver didn't know that and drove the bus head first right into it. he was able to crawl out of a window safely. nobody else was on the bus, fortunately. the city had to turn off water for 400 homes to fix the problem. a public works official saying it is good reminder not to drive through standing water, sometimes there is no road underneath. jon: good reminder. right now parts of the south getting a look at the devastation caused by tornados that swept through on christmas day. a feeling one alabama church knows all too well. alberta baptist church in tuscaloosa,
of the nation's busiest ports to a halt. now there is a new push to break the stalemate. we'll tell you who is getting involved, and also this story, a couple expecting a baby. we heard today that kate middleton is actually in the hospital. we'll talk about this hopefully with a doctor after this break on this breaking news, about how kate is doing and what about the baby? next. [ female announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day 50+. jenna: you might recall a story from a few weeks back about iran firing at one of our drones. well we might have an indication as to why that happened. according to the "wall street journal" there is a report today that the u.s. is now stepping up its spying operations on one crucial facility in iran, the bushear nuclear reactor. they are concerned about the security of records grade plutonium at the site after iran unexpectantly removed fuel rods from the reactor last oct
port international rare hub in louisville, kentucky with more. hi, adam. >> reporter: jenna, the largest facility in the country. you see that plane behind me? 260 planes shuttling packages throughout the world. 300 seconds a second today. it will be 500 million packages for the whole holiday season. see what is going on here? they're preparing all the containers to go worldwide. we shot video, want to show it to you, of the package going down the conveyor belt. pretty cool to see. there are 400,000 ups employees worldwide making your christmas packages arrive on time. in addition to all those people, they took on 55 thousand seasonal employees. they have 260 plus aircraft, what is one of the world's largest airlines delivering packages. at end of the day, this company posted $53 billion in revenue and they're just gearing up. this is their busiest day. this week is their basisest shipping week. they will double what they usually ship just in the days between the 17th of december and the 24th of december. when all is said and done the holiday shipping season for ups will be
community as we continue to focus on jobs. he has shown that with his support of the ports and knowing that the deepening needs to be there, he's shown courage when he helped us with the fight against national labor relations board and the unions that tried to take boeing down. he has shown it with his fiscal representation and the fact that he knows the value of a dollar. he understands what every family and small business goes through, and he has stayed consistent to that. it also -- jenna: so this is the process in south carolina. the governor there announcing the replacement for senator jim demint and announcing that congressman scott is to become the senator for that state for the next several years, i believe until 2014, when he'll have to run for re-election. that will vacate his seat in the house. by the way, this will be the first african-american gop senator since 1979, and nikki haley referring in some ways there to the changing of the guard in the south carolina senate position. we'll bring you back there in just a moment, follow that announcement david drucker's going to b
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